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WilkesE46 12-03-2008 06:58 AM

Replacement Cooling System Hoses
 
Hey guys,
Does anyone know if there is an aftermarket manufacturer of cooling system hoses for E46's? I have looked at Samco, but it seems like they only make them for up to E36's.

Also, does anyone know an online retailer that sells a complete cooling system replacement kit? AKA, new hoses, expansion tank, thermo + housing, etc...

I think I will tackle this job after I get my intake/spark plugs/ fluids changed. Thanks in advance!

bigjae1976 12-03-2008 07:18 AM

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Originally Posted by WilkesE46 (Post 9004293)
Hey guys,
Does anyone know if there is an aftermarket manufacturer of cooling system hoses for E46's? I have looked at Samco, but it seems like they only make them for up to E36's.

Also, does anyone know an online retailer that sells a complete cooling system replacement kit? AKA, new hoses, expansion tank, thermo + housing, etc...

I think I will tackle this job after I get my intake/spark plugs/ fluids changed. Thanks in advance!

Turner sells something like that. I'm not sure if it comes with hoses though.

WilkesE46 12-04-2008 01:49 PM

If I recall, there is some online retailer that sells complete coolant system replacement kits, with hoses, coolant, water pumps, etc. I think Turner just sells the pieces separately...

bigjae1976 12-04-2008 03:04 PM

http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...catalogid=4462

Tischer does as well.

Evan@Tischer 12-04-2008 03:36 PM

Quote:

Hey guys,
Does anyone know if there is an aftermarket manufacturer of cooling system hoses for E46's? I have looked at Samco, but it seems like they only make them for up to E36's.

Also, does anyone know an online retailer that sells a complete cooling system replacement kit? AKA, new hoses, expansion tank, thermo + housing, etc...

I think I will tackle this job after I get my intake/spark plugs/ fluids changed. Thanks in advance!
It's a good idea to stick with the OEM parts as you'll be covered under BMW's 2 year/unlimited parts warranty if anything goes bad.......we have the complete kit here!

http://www.trademotion.com/sfimages/...mage104344.jpg

Kit includes genuine BMW:

Thermostat w/ housing/gasket (11537509227)
Waterpump (11517527910)
Upper radiator hose (17127510952)
Lower radiator hose (11531436408)
Expansion Tank (17117573781)
Radiator Cap (17111742231)
Engine drain plug crush ring (07119963200)
Lower hose temp sensor (13621433077)
1 gallon BMW antifreeze (82141467704)


*Price includes Free Ground Shipping! (US only) :thumbsup:

WilkesE46 12-04-2008 10:34 PM

THAT'S what I was looking for! Thank you very much!

WilkesE46 12-12-2008 01:40 PM

Oh, I plan on calling you guys to ask, but thought I'd ask here as well: Is there any way to substitute the Stewart water pump for the OEM one in this package?

bigjae1976 12-12-2008 02:24 PM

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Originally Posted by WilkesE46 (Post 9057737)
Oh, I plan on calling you guys to ask, but thought I'd ask here as well: Is there any way to substitute the Stewart water pump for the OEM one in this package?

Probably not. The Stewart pump really isn't worth it unless you plan on driving your car for another 180k and/or track your car.

And I have not seen any reassurance that the Stewart pump will last that long.

WilkesE46 12-12-2008 02:44 PM

Well, I plan on building the car for club racing next year, so I figure I might go with the Stewart. Where have you heard that the Stew. pump will not last?

bigjae1976 12-12-2008 03:46 PM

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Originally Posted by WilkesE46 (Post 9058078)
Well, I plan on building the car for club racing next year, so I figure I might go with the Stewart. Where have you heard that the Stew. pump will not last?

I meant I haven't heard anything that says it WILL last.

I have the stewart pump and haven't had any cooling issues so far. It looks much beefier than the OEM one.

vaio76109 12-13-2008 01:20 AM

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Originally Posted by wilkese46 (Post 9058078)
well, i plan on building the car for club racing next year, so i figure i might go with the stewart. Where have you heard that the stew. Pump will not last?

bmwcca? Jp?

WilkesE46 12-13-2008 07:19 PM

bmwcca

vaio76109 12-14-2008 01:34 PM

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Originally Posted by WilkesE46 (Post 9063255)
bmwcca

What class?

WilkesE46 12-14-2008 04:22 PM

Stock hopefully, and I know that in the 2009 rules the water pump can be replaced with something like the Stewart unit. I'm also trying to find the darn volume of our stock expansion tank because I want to upgrade it to a metallic unit, but thus far I have had no luck finding that number out... :(

bigjae1976 12-14-2008 10:10 PM

Zionsville makes an all aluminum radiator with a built in expansion tank. It is expensive though.

WilkesE46 12-15-2008 07:08 PM

Jesus that thing is expensive! But it looks damn nice though...Does anyone make an aluminum radiator for our car that is not THAT wild? Maybe a visteon unit?

vaio76109 12-15-2008 07:52 PM

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Originally Posted by WilkesE46 (Post 9073098)
Jesus that thing is expensive! But it looks damn nice though...Does anyone make an aluminum radiator for our car that is not THAT wild? Maybe a visteon unit?

BimmerWorld has 1 or 2 sources, call them.

bigjae1976 12-16-2008 08:47 AM

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Originally Posted by WilkesE46 (Post 9073098)
Jesus that thing is expensive! But it looks damn nice though...Does anyone make an aluminum radiator for our car that is not THAT wild? Maybe a visteon unit?

Hey, don't say that I didn't warn you.

mrshelley 12-16-2008 11:28 AM

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Originally Posted by WilkesE46 (Post 9073098)
Jesus that thing is expensive! But it looks damn nice though...Does anyone make an aluminum radiator for our car that is not THAT wild? Maybe a visteon unit?

Behr or Nissens make really good radiators. It'll fit perfectly. That's all I use in my racecar. A Behr goes for around $160.

Are you going to replace the two plastic water pipes (with the four rubber O-rings) on the engine along with the four heater hoses? All of those parts should be replaced at the same time as they are just as old and see the same heat as the rest of the cooling system. Then there's the aluminum washer on the drain for the engine block.

WilkesE46 12-16-2008 09:32 PM

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Originally Posted by mrshelley (Post 9076911)
Behr or Nissens make really good radiators. It'll fit perfectly. That's all I use in my racecar. A Behr goes for around $160.

Are you going to replace the two plastic water pipes (with the four rubber O-rings) on the engine along with the four heater hoses? All of those parts should be replaced at the same time as they are just as old and see the same heat as the rest of the cooling system. Then there's the aluminum washer on the drain for the engine block.

Do you have links to the Behr or Nissen units? Also, I apologize, but what exactly do you mean by "the two plastic water pipes", do you have a diagram?


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